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20 suspected gunmen detained by Kapisa police

20 suspected gunmen detained by Kapisa police

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May 08, 2017 - 13:54

MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Twenty suspected gunmen, travelling from the Sarobi district of Kabulinfo-icon to northern Afghanistaninfo-icon, have been arrested in central Kapisa province.

Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the men were arrested in Awal Kohistan district of the province late on Sunday.

He said the gunmen travelling in a Hino-type vehicle were arrested by police in the Sherkat area of the district. The detainees were currently under investigation, he added.

Yousafzai said preliminary investigations showed the men wanted to join militant groups in the northern part of the country.

On the other hand, he said Afghan Special Forces arrested two men with weapons and explosives in the Shokhi area of Mahmood Raqi, the provincial capital, last night.

A year back, around 50 suspects had been arrested with weapons by police in Kapisa, but they were released after investigations.

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